Here's my Present present. My own little otter^_^
Warning, newborn ahead.^_^
Actually, I'm calling him "Squeaks" for now. hehe.
Belated congratulations; he's a fine-looking boy! I see others have already wisely advised you to coma whenever he gives you the chance. Here's my advice: Combine ketchup with putting him to bed─read OTT posts aloud to him. (Remember Tom Selleck, 3 Men and a Baby, reading a vicious boxing match in a Goodnight Moon tone of voice? "It doesn't matter what I read, it's the tone you use.")@yappobiscuits, @BlitzGirl, @charlie_grumbles
: I'm delighted by your extended Boom De Yada (needless to say, since I think I was the very first to ask for the second edition─over a month ago *harrumph*). It's as charming as the original. I can't wait to show it to my daughter (who's off at camp). [offtopic]Your video somehow reminds me of Multiple SIDosis
, an amazing amateur film by Sid Laverents, who made his living as a one-man band back in the Depression. The youtube quality is horrible; the original was much better, if you can find a copy.[/offtopic]@BlitzGirl
: Your millipaginal comic was delightful! It would take me days to do something like that, and it would never look half so good.@Charlie_grumbles
: It's good to hear from you again. I would never have guessed, when she first appeared, that I would someday think, "I miss Fluffy." And I always appreciated your viewpoint11
; the world needs its curmudgeons, and I just don't have the talent for it.
Khrushy wrote: Eternal Density wrote:
Where the heck are you? At the top of Kosciusko? I've never seen snow like that on the ground in Aus, except at the top of a few select mountains.
My first thought was: "Downwind from the shearing sheds." Maybe I've read too much Nevil Shute. (My excuse: some experience with homes downwind of a chicken-processing plant─yards coated with white in mid-summer.)partingLance
's decree from NP1013: Pictures of vintage scientific instruments.
No pictures, but did you know that Geoffrey Chaucer, poet of the Canterbury Tales
, wrote a lengthy treatise on the design and use of the astrolabe?
Thyn Astrolabie hath a ring to putten on the thombe of thi right hond in taking the height of thinges. And tak kep, for from henes forthward I wol clepen the heighte of any thing that is taken by the rewle "the altitude," withoute moo wordes.
's decree from NP1011: What time-consuming activity have I given up?Coma. Seriously. Movies and TV:
I used to check the TCM schedule at least a dozen times a week; I doubt I looked at it a dozen times total in June. Other web comics:
haven't updated my Girl Genius
tab since March 25th. Exercise:
I should be riding my bike at least several hours a week. Reading:
Under more normal circumstances, I finish two or three physical books a week (of four or five I'm reading), but lately I can't finish a book a week. Not only that, but a writer sent me a MS to critique, and after three weeks (or is it five?) I haven't even opened it.
On the other hand, my time on the OTT has noodged me into finally installing LibreOffice, the GIMP, drafting software, wget, and other items on my new Win 7 (*snarl*) box, has made me refresh and expand my limited knowledge of Python (and install and learn a few more useful Python packages like matplotlib), and has for the first time made me learn how to read the internet without a browser, at least enough to compile data for my charts.
And, of course, there're all the people4
I've met here. Never stop being great. Just never stop, okay?